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Wessex Community Energy Network conference
Wed 5 Feb 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
“ Local authority climate emergency action plans and opportunities for community support.
The conference will be hosted by Bath and North East Somerset Council (B&NES) in the Banqueting Room, Guildhall, High St, Bath BA1 5AW
10:00 Welcome- Cllr Sarah Warren, Bath and NE Somerset Council Cabinet Member for Climate Emergency
10:10 Introduction to the conference- Lesley Bennett, Chair, Wessex Community Energy Network
10:20 Presentations from Local Authorities and support organisations on Climate Emergency Action Plans each 15 minutes + 5 minutes questions
¾ Bath and NE Somerset Council- Jane Wildblood, Corporate and Community Sustainability Manager ¾ Wiltshire Council – Cllr Richard Clewer, Deputy Leader, Wiltshire Council ¾ Stroud District Council, Cllr Simon Pickering, Chair of Environment Committee
11.20 Refreshment break
11:40 ¾ Frome Town Council – Anna Francis, Resilience Manager ¾ Response to the Devon County Council Climate Emergency Action Plan- Jake Burnyeat, Director, Communities for Renewables CIC ¾ Support from Regen for Local Authority Climate Action Plans – Hazel Williams, Head of Project Delivery, Regen ¾ Somerset Climate Action Network- Bill Butcher, Director, Somerset CAN
13:00 -13:45 buffet lunch
13:45 Eight brief presentations from the community energy sector highlighting current activities and potential new opportunities to help deliver a low carbon future each 10 minutes with questions in breakout groups at the end of the afternoon.
Wessex Community Energy Network conference 10:00am 4pm Wed 5th Feb, Guildhall, Bath
¾ Bath and West Community Energy ¾ The Lockleaze Loves Solar project (Bristol) ¾ Schools Energy Co-operative ¾ Solar for Schools ¾ Salisbury Community Energy ¾ Nadder Community Energy ¾ Keynsham Community Energy ¾ Westmill Sustainable Energy Trust + Ricardo Ltd
15:05 Refreshment break
15:20 Ten round-table discussion groups organised World Café style (ie move between groups as you wish)
¾ Two Local Authority groups ¾ Eight groups, each hosted by one of the community energy organisations giving presentations in the afternoon session above.
The Wessex Community Energy Network (WCEN) would like to thank Bath and NE Somerset Council for their support in providing a venue for this event and to Wessex Water for sponsorship of the conference
WCEN is supported almost entirely by volunteer time and contributions at the event towards the cost of lunch and refreshments would be greatly appreciated.”